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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,567 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,567
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008)
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear orange/amber with a frothy white 2 finger head. Great lacing as it does down.

S - Belgian yeast esters on the forefront that is supported by light citrus to floral hops.

T - The yeast dominates just like the smell. The citrus hops & floral goodness leaves a light bitterness on the end.

M - Not a heavy body, a bit thin but has medium carbonation.

O - The belgian influence really plays well off the IPA aspect of this beer. Is nice to drink for a change of pace beer.

cvm4, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

dgeebs07, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

adamant1912, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz pore into my Stone Cali-Belgique glass

A - A golden, pilsnerish clear color. Same appearance as the Stone IPA. 1 finger of head and some sticky lace left all over the glass

S - A nice hoppy aroma, but with an obvious belgian strain. Nice mix!

T - Bitter and citrus hops up front, and then that familiar candy sugar belgian yeast strain taste kicks in.

M - Medium bodied, well balanced, crisp finish

O - An awesome collaboration style! The west coast IPA fermented with a belgian yeast strain. Genius!

BeerDawgs, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is the color of tangerine flesh and is completely clear. The head is soft and bubbly, just off white with slight lacing. The head fades to a small Van Gogh stary night swirl of large bubbles.

The nose is more Belgian yeast then bold hops. It's apple fruity with a subtle candy spice. Interesting but could be more in the IPA direction if you ask me. I guess it's possible that the beer didn't travel well or is old enough to kill the hop nose.

The taste tells the true tale of this lovely brew. It has a slight apple flavor like the nose suggests but is muted and covered by a fantastic malt and hop cocktail. Sweet with a balanced mix of pine and tropical fruit. The finish goes all Belgian yeast with a dusty bready awesomeness. Very tasty and very well done vor the style.

The mouthfeel is soft and mildly carbonated. The body is light to medium and very smooth. There is a middle of the road bitterness that is a total compliment to the flavors and never goes over the top. A really nice beer but I'd rather see it in smaller bottles. Frankly the 22 oz bottle gets boring to me halfway through.

jbphoto88, Feb 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Googs, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

MPSTARR, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

lccrunchy, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

LarryMyers, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Twal, Nov 15, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%

rkarimi, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bsm80x, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

xdtfx, Aug 27, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to stemmed tulip: Crystal clear golden-amber with a finger of pillowy white head. Almost no bubbles. Heavy lacing around the collar.

Smells of light pineapple & grapefruit hops with a tinge of sweet, spicy yeast character.

Sweet citrus at first, soon followed by a strong (but not aggressive) grassy, orangey bitterness & rounded out by spicy, slightly earthy/funky notes from the yeast. Bitterness in the aftertaste lays on the tongue, keeping a fruit candy-like sweetness just out of reach.

Just a tinge sharp & active, then rested by a soft carbonation that almost expands in my mouth.

This style is relatively new to me, but I'm loving the interplay of Belgian yeast & American hops. Not my favorite example of the style, but still really enjoyable.

OneDropSoup, Feb 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

zenithberwyn, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

dcguitar, Mar 08, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium gold color with a two finger head that quickly goes away. Lots of carbonation happening in this one. The smell surprised me- very nice! Caught the malt first, then on to grapefruit and passion fruit. A nice balanced smell of tart and sweet. I lose a little of the malt on the taste, but this is one nicely balanced beer that's very drinkable. Great lacing. At 6.9%, you can also have a 22oz bomber and not be completely buzzed afterwords. A nice beer from Stone- they have yet to disappoint me!

jayhawk73, Jan 30, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -22.8%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,567 ratings.